When people talk about divorce, they usually focus on the negative aspects. They talk about fighting over the kids and complain about an unfair settlement. They speak of the emotional distress and having to start over. What they do not talk about are the benefits of being divorced.
Getting divorced is often a painful process. From the emotional fallout of the dissolution of your primary relationship to the financial impact of splitting your assets, much of what happens isn't pleasant. Many times, it can feel like child support amounts are not fair. It can be tempting, particularly in cases where you don't agree with the custody or visitation agreements, to make partial payments or withhold child support. If you don't agree with your child support amount, you should retain the services of an experienced divorce and family law attorney as soon as possible.
Many people assume fathers always face an uphill battle in child custody disputes. Do mothers really always have the advantage?
When one parent has sole physical or residential custody of a child, the other parent is typically required to pay child support to the custodial parent. This is because, in Michigan, all parents are required to support their children, and custodial parents meet this obligation by having custody.
When it comes to ending a marriage, timing is everything. The level of stress, emotional anguish and even the financial costs can vary based upon when you file for divorce.